Dresden Music Festival


The Dresden Music Festival has established itself as a distinctive cultural institution that attracts an audience far beyond Germany’s borders. Throughout the run of the festival, renowned orchestras, soloists and ensembles come to Dresden to perform at the most beautiful venues in its historic centre and fill the city with music. 2014 marked Jan Vogler’s sixth season as Artistic Director of the Festival.

Highlights of the 2014 Dresden Musical Festival included performances by the Dresden Festival Orchestra of Richard Strauss’ rarely-heard Feuersnot, Riccardo Chailly conducting the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and Bohème 2020, a new project bringing together a range of emerging artists from various disciplines to present their work to industry professionals. The Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Daniele Gatti will also gave a memorial concert for the late Claudio Abbado, that took place in the Frauenkirche where Abbado and his Orchestra Mozart were originally due to perform before the conductor’s death in January.